Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 17:10:44 -0500
From: "Harmon W. Fischer" <HARMON-M3F_at_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: [E36M3] Blown headgasket/water pump
You said that your M3 has only 27k miles, but didn't
say if it is still in warranty. If it is, ask to see the
water pump - beginning radius cracks in the plastic
impeller are usually apparent. If so, it will be replaced
If it's out of warranty, replace it, with the proviso that
you get a newer style pump with a metal impeller.
There should be little - or no - incremental labor cost
for the pump.
I replaced the pump in my '95 at approx 70k - I was
getting ready for a 4k mile trip, and didn't want to
have it urp on the trip. It was starting to show signs
of radial cracks.
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